One day, Eiji was walking on an abandoned road, all alone contemplating about things, trapped in his own thoughts as always. This was a rare moment - a moment of complete silence, a scenario in which he absolutely adored. This moment of tranquility was ruined as he found himself walking through a village, filled with people when he saw a law enforcement agency, and an old man walking out. He looked away, his body now filled with rage. “Law enforcement agencies are the worst,” he thought to himself, they are hypocrites. “Telling people what and what not to do. If they commit a crime, they are released. See that these people actually comply with the old man’s request. Only money will do the trick!”
As Eiji continued walking away, the old man ran up to him, and said “Young man!” Eiji stopped, and looked at him. “Young man, you have to help me. Please!” Eiji looked at him, and said, “I saw you going out of the law enforcement agency. Let them do their job. Or lack off” He giggled at himself.
The old man responded with a sad tone to himself, “They’ll take a long time. By then it would be too late.” Eiji responded, “No surprise there. I have no interest there”.
“PLEASE!” The old man shouted with desperation. Eiji knew the nature of this guy, he was stubborn, and would not give up. If anything, Eiji knew he would get annoyed by this man if he continued rejecting the old man. Giving in, Eiji asked, “Ok, what is it?” The old man responded, “There’s a group of bandits has taken control of my village, Quanny Village. You must help me! I will give you money.”
Eiji took a moment, and said out loud his thoughts to the old man, “This is one of those things that normally I would not do. These thieves are doing what they want and should be stopped by those strong enough to stop him, out of their own free will. However, knowing this old man will never stop, I must accept. Besides, how bad could it be? Therefore, yes old man, I will help.”
The old man’s face lit up with glee, as he shouted “Oh really! Ok, I will take you to the village”. Complete silence took over them as they walked through the village when he heard someone shout “Come and fight me, you cowards!” Eiji looked at the old man, and asked him quietly, almost whispering, “did you ask someone else to fight?” The old man said, “I don’t know”.
Eiji walked towards the source, finding a man dressing as a samurai. He could see that the man was a mage, a stronger mage than he was, and treaded carefully not to piss this guy off. Reading him, Eiji could sense dark aura surrounding him, giving Eiji the impression that perhaps they would work together since they have similar moral alignments. Eiji asked the man loudly, “And who are you? I am Eiji, and I am here to fight the bandits also. Perhaps, we should work together. Less work for both of us.”
WC: 524/100 (2/15)